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‘Modern Luxe’ at The Spa Wellness

February 5, 2014 3:32pm
There is not a lot of variation when it comes to spa interiors—The Spa Wellness in Shangri-La Plaza's East Wing doesn't push the envelope either. But what it lacks in innovation it makes up for in luxuriousness—or, as The Spa's press materials call the design, "Modern Luxe."

Whatever "Modern Luxe" is, it seems primed to soothe frazzled nerves and exhausted bodies with soft lighting and a muted color palette—and if you are the spa-going type, then you will probably appreciate The Spa's utter spa-ness.

Members of the media were given a tour of the place during its launch. Leaving the spacious reception area to enter the spa proper, we made our way through gray, narrow, softly lit corridors to their rooms, marked by wall vases next to each door.

One of the spa's premiere suites. Photos courtesy of The Spa Wellness
The rooms are singles or doubles. Each has wood-paneled walls, massage beds, and a countertop with a mirror, a sink, and a clock with big enough numbers that the client can see what time it is by cracking an eye open while enjoying The Spa's special combination of shiatsu, Thai massage, and reflexology. Some of the rooms also have tubs and en suite bathrooms.

The most brightly lit area in the spa is the studio, where exercisers join the barre3 classes. Barre3 combines Pilates, yoga, and ballet barre exercises and uses mats, weights, and balls.

The brightly lit studio where clients can take barre3 classes.
The studio can accommodate 19 students and the teacher. Two of the walls are covered with studio mirrors and there are small lockers in the entryway where clients can stow their things.

Lush comfort in the dermatology and laser center
In the spa's SKIN Dermatology & Laser Center, where clients get facials, peels, cellulite reduction, and other skincare services, the furniture continues the green theme of the decor, but the walls are white instead of wood-brown.

There is another room in another part of the maze where several armchairs are arrayed against the wall and masseuses are on standby—just the thing if your day out with friends includes time for a massage.

According to one of the spa's staff, many of their clients come for a massage or a facial, and some even fly in for a Thermage spa procedure, but about 20 to 30 percent of The Spa Wellness' Metro Manila-based clients go for the whole shebang—skin care, spa/massage, and barre3—every time they visit.

If that sounds like your thing, The Spa Wellness' ninth branch is open for business.
The Spa Wellness is on Level 6 of Shangri-La Plaza Mall's East Wing, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries on services, treatments and classes, call 656-7878 / 656-6868.VC, GMA News
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